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Bodyworks Pilates

The owner of Bodyworks Pilates approached Fortem Digital with a very specific need for their website. Not only to design the new website, but crucially to incorporate a bank of 150 Pilates videos, that would be added to on an ongoing basis, to a members only access area of the website.

Whilst the previous site had this functionality, the new website required the videos to be searchable, and be able to be categorised by e.g. length of video, tutor, props used within the video, and level of ability, to crucially enable members to find suitable Pilates videos for their workout needs.

Building the video library

Fortem Digital approach this project with a clear focus on what visitors to the website, and subscribers, would be looking for to enable them to fulfil their workout needs. The videos needed metadata attached to them to make them searchable.

Crucially, as copyright for the videos sits with Bodyworks Pilates, the platform on which to host the videos was also of paramount importance. All 150 videos sit within one page of a subscription part of the Bodyworks website. They are streamed from a Vimeo paid account which enables restrictions to be placed by identifying which domains can play the videos, and that they can only be played through the Bodyworks Pilates website, thereby maintaining integrity and copyright ownership for Bodyworks.

Firm favourites

Another useful functionality is the ability to favourite videos, so subscribers can return to their favourite workouts quickly and easily. As users may be using multiple devices to access the videos, the favourite button on each video is set to the subscriber’s login, rather than relying on a browser to control the favourites via cookies. The result? An easy user experience for subscribers.

"From start to finish, it was a pleasure having Fortem Digital design my new website. Andy helped by explaining things simply, listening and interpreting my ideas with amazing attention to detail. He was always quick to answer my many questions and make the tiny changes I wanted.

Fortem Digital took the time to get to know me and what I wanted which enabled them to create and design a stand out website which is really easy to navigate and super functional. I can’t recommend Fortem Digital highly enough."

Julie Pedrick - Bodyworks Pilates

Andy Clague

Fortem Digital have far exceeded my expectations. The communication throughout has been first class, the entire journey has been transparent and the costs were very reasonable.

A particular mention must be made regarding their friendly, helpful, and approachable attitude which further reinforced my confidence as we progressed from tired old website to fresh new web presence. Nice work Andy & Ricky, it’s an A++ for us!

Andy Clague

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Andy Borrow

Absolutely 1st class. This company has it all, professionalism, experience, great design, good impartial advice and above all, they have really impressed us with an in-depth understanding of our needs. Perhaps a better understanding of those needs than we had!

Great communication, with almost immediate answers to our queries. Very highly recommended.

Andy Borrow

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Monica Birhoata

Andy and Fortem Digital came to the rescue when we had to stop our website development with a big agency who didn’t deliver.

They turned the website very quickly allowing us to stay in the same timeframe we set up for this project. Andy’s design skills helped immensely to visualise the website before developing, so when we agreed the design, the development was done quickly and without problems. The support was great and the team was always flexible and proactive. We’ll definitely work with them in the future.

Monica Birhoata

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Andrew Veer

We asked for an updated faster website that looked like our previous one. That’s exactly what we got on time and on budget. The guys at Fortem Digital are easy to work with and offer solutions, not problems. Thank you for doing a great job.

Andrew Veer

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Reuben Godden

Andy and Ricky at Fortem Digital did a great job of sorting out our e-commerce website at a very reasonable price. At every stage they provided expert guidance and made it all quite simple. When it comes to websites there is always be another job to do but we are delighted with the results so far.

Reuben Godden

Godden Butchers

Julie Pedrick

From start to finish, it was a pleasure having Fortem Digital design my new website. Andy helped by explaining things simply, listening and interpreting my ideas with amazing attention to detail. He was always quick to answer my many questions and make the tiny changes I wanted. Fortem Digital took the time to get to know me and what I wanted which enabled them to create and design a stand out website which is really easy to navigate and super functional. I can’t recommend Fortem Digital highly enough.

Julie Pedrick

Bodyworks Pilates

Natalie McVeigh

Fortem Digital really are the one stop shop for all your web needs. They offer a professional and quick service and respond quickly to any problems that arise. Services that I use with them include page management and updates, mailchimp newsletter designs and releases, graphic design and WorldPay integration. I cannot recommend them enough.

Natalie McVeigh

Director, IO Shen

Elise Williams

Fortem Digital rescued us from a challenging situation with previous developers, taking us from despair to hopeful. From here, Ricky and Andy went above and beyond to help us scope the project to build a minimal viable product.

When we met funding challenges during the first lockdown, they helped us steer the project to receive grant funding, so we were able to continue. Throughout the design and development process, Ricky, Andy and their team have communicated clearly and quickly, using their expertise they’ve responded honestly and positively challenged us to help build a robust platform.

Their commitment in designing and developing our Pocket Mentor web platform and native iOS and Android apps, has enabled us to build a thriving business with a really exciting future. Ricky and Andy feel very much part of our Pocket Mentor team, and their support has exceeded expectations.

Elise Williams

Founder and Managing Director, The Pocket Mentor

Charlie Hoare

We’ve been extremely impressed by the speed at which Fortem have created a completely bespoke site that is bang on the brief, beautiful, functional and user-friendly. Nothing was too much trouble, from transferring our entire blog archive to quick phone calls to talk through tiny tweaks to the design. A refreshing change to our previous experience of web designers.

Charlie Hoare

Director, Huntington & Langham Estate